By David E. Campbell
Examines the non secular affiliations of citizens and celebration elites and evaluates the declare that ethical values have been decisive in 2004. This publication analyzes techniques used to mobilize non secular conservatives and examines the vote casting habit of various teams, together with evangelicals, African-Americans, and the understudied non secular left.
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Increased by some 30 percentage points and their overall turnout inched up as well. ) Another Republican success story was Latino Protestants, who exhibited a dramatic increase in both turnout and the GOP vote over the period, with the biggest gains on both counts occurring between 2000 and 2004. A more important change occurred among traditionalist Catholics, who became 20 percentage points more Republican over the period. Although their overall turnout was up marginally since 1992, it jumped substantially between 2000 and 2004.
In most respects, survey respondents were not systematically different from nonrespondents. One exception was race, and the data were weighted to correct for the discrepancy, for a final weighted total of 500 cases in each party. 17 Both the PES surveys and the NES contained similar measures of denominational affiliation and frequency of worship attendance. We coded denomination affiliation to the major religious traditions using the same coding system employed in chapter 2 in this volume. This measure of religious tradition was then simplified and combined with weekly worship attendance, a measure of religious traditionalism, to create the eleven religion categories used for the analysis.
Roman Catholics. Non-Latino Catholics were the second-largest tradition in table 2-1, making up a little more than 17 percent of the adult population, about the size of mainline Protestants, and having about the same proportion of traditionalists, centrists, modernists, and nominals. qxd 3/26/07 10:41 AM Page 21 HOW THE FAITHFUL VOTED 21 strong differences between the traditionalists and the nominals in terms of religious belief and behavior. Like their Protestant counterparts, Latino Catholics are separated out in the table.